Dynamic Reconfiguration of Wireless Sensor Networks to Support Heterogeneous Applications

Provided by: Institute of Electrical & Electronic Engineers
Topic: Networking
Format: PDF
As larger numbers of Wireless Sensor Network (WSN) applications get deployed in the peoples' homes and offices, it is desirable to use the same network to run different applications. The authors present and analyze the problem of scheduling and supporting the execution of multiple heterogeneous applications on top of the same WSN. First, they establish that using the same MAC or network protocol is not sufficient to obtain acceptable performance across a set of applications that require different types of communication services from the protocol stack (e.g., low-rate reliable many-to-one collection vs point-to-point low-latency bulk-data streaming).

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